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Supreme Court DOMA Decision Is Far-Reaching, but Leaves Many Unanswered Questions for Employers
DechertOnPoint
July 9, 2013

On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held in United States v. Windsor, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was “unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.” Accordingly, legally married same-sex spouses may now be recognized for purposes of spousal rights and benefits under employer-sponsored employee benefit plans.

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